Welcome to Melbourne, proudly Australia’s best student city.

Through Study Melbourne, the Victorian Government is here to help you get the most of your time living and studying in Victoria. We offer international students free and confidential support services, cultural experiences, social events and employability programs that enable you to thrive.

Come and say hello to us at the Study Melbourne Student Centre, located in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic laneways at 17 Hardware Lane. Our friendly, multilingual staff can answer your questions about health, accommodation, student safety, work rights and managing your finances. There’s also free wifi, a quiet space to study and plenty of activities to get involved in and help make new friends.

While you're studying in Melbourne, get involved in our free job readiness and entrepreneurship programs, enjoy new experiences in one of the world’s most liveable cities, build new friendships and new skills to help you work towards achieving your goals. We offer lots of free programs to get you job-ready and help you connect with other students, employers, and the Victorian community.

Stay in touch through our website, email newsletter, WeChat, Instagram and Facebook group – International students of Melbourne and Victoria – or visit the Study Melbourne Student Centre to be part of Study Melbourne’s connected and supported international student community.


International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while they are studying, and can work full time during their semester breaks.

Find out more about employment and work while you are an international student.


Make the most of your study journey by making friends, networking for work opportunities and meeting people in social and professional settings. Find out how to connect.


Find out more about accommodation options and how to ease your way into living as an international student in Melbourne, Victoria.

Understand living and accommodation.


From day trips to art galleries, sporting events and music festivals - there's plenty to see and do in Melbourne and Victoria.

Discover your next experience.


Information about getting around, including public transport, driving, taxis and ride shares, as well as riding a bike.


Studying can be stressful - we're here to help with support and information thrive while you study.